Due to drought, several counties throughout North Dakota will receive Agricultural Risk Coverage program payments for corn. North Dakota Corn Executive Director Dale Ihry thinks the ARC program is being administered well, despite hiccups early on. “It appears calculations were made fairly. The National Agricultural Statistics Service data didn’t come out in every county, but yields the Farm Service Agency used from Risk Management Agency data seemed to fit the puzzle.” In past years, Ihry adds the program paid out $191 million in 2014, $450 million in 2015, $366 million in 2016 and an estimated $259 million in 2017.
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